Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sanctified Speech- Slang

In continuation with the Rod and Staff Sanctified Speech pamphlet, here is another type of speech to avoid.

The encyclopedia says that slang s informal language in which words and phrases are used in new and unusual ways. Many people use slang because they want to be fashionable and accepted by their peers. The Christian is called to rise above the applause and acceptance and praise of God, the One to whom all will give an account for every word spoken.

Here are several examples of slang.
blast- "an enjoyable time, a party"
buck- "a dollar"
Goof off- "to loaf or be idle"
Cool- "excellent, sophisticated, and self- controlled"

Individuals who seek God's approval should avoid the casualness of slang expressions. The Scriptural call is to come apart from the world and its system ( Revelation 18:4 and 2 Corinthians 6:17)

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be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."
(Psalm 19:14)